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debbylee22
debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
Well, I have happy news. My blood test came back 2.1 TSH. After cutting my dose down to a miniscule amount. And I am also feeling so much better... My doctor suggested I drop the synthroid all together & try to get some more iodine (after I stop taking synthroid)... then check next month & see if my levels stay good. He was happy about the virgin coconut oil & suggested I start salting my food a bit...

I will continue on my supplements (that I learned about here), and the coconut oil, I picked up some lower-dose iodine to try very slowly...will give it a go & see how I feel. If I start feeling hypo again, it will be time to go to the NP.

I'm so grateful to those of you who have learned so much & share it with us "newbies"!! :love:

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  • tecallahan
    tecallahan Posts: 732 Member
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    Wow - that's amazing. I'm pretty sure being off synthroid will be wonderful for you - just pray your levels stay down :flowerforyou: -- TSH isn't much of an indicator, but if you feel good, that's the best indicator!!
  • debbylee22
    debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
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    Thanks Terri,
    Pray is right! :happy: I will definitely be alert to my body. That seemed to be what swayed the Dr. - how good I was feeling.
  • MmmDrop
    MmmDrop Posts: 160 Member
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    Amazing news!!!! So happy for you!! Keep us updated! :D
  • shamr0ck
    shamr0ck Posts: 296 Member
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    That's great! Keep up what you're doing, cuz feeling great is the best!
  • Amazon_Who
    Amazon_Who Posts: 1,092 Member
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    I will continue on my supplements (that I learned about here), and the coconut oil, I picked up some lower-dose iodine to try very slowly...will give it a go & see how I feel. If I start feeling hypo again, it will be time to go to the NP.
    Which supplements do you take in addition to the coconut oil?
  • debbylee22
    debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
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    [/quote]Which supplements do you take in addition to the coconut oil?
    [/quote]

    Hi :-)
    Selenium; evening primrose oil; Vitamin D3 (4000); Flaxseed Oil; Magnesium Citrate, probiotic enzyme,
    and of course a good multi-vitamin

    I was taking Keto7, but it caused hyper symptoms.
    I have always taken lots of supplements/tintures. And depending on what stage I was in the women's cycles have always benefited by them.
  • ginnylee74
    ginnylee74 Posts: 398 Member
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    Yay Debby,

    I'm so glad you and your Doctor have worked out the best things for you to feel better. That's awesome. Glad you're keeping on top of it. Keep us posted.
    :drinker: Here's to feeling better.

    Ginny:flowerforyou:
  • debbylee22
    debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
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    Thanks Ginny,

    I actually really like my Dr now. He seems to appreciate the fact that I want to get better more naturally. :happy: As well, he is more well-read on health then most Dr's.

    He didn't say to gradually drop the meds, since its such a low dose. I was going to go gradually... like take it every other day.

    Anyone know? I was taking 37.5 mcg @ day. Also, how long does it take to get out of your system? It took so long to take effect, makes me think it will take that long to get out. (so I can add the kelp/iodine).
  • tecallahan
    tecallahan Posts: 732 Member
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    Synthroid, Levoxyl, etc. takes about 10 days to get out of your system.
  • debbylee22
    debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
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    Thanks Terri! I knew you'd know the answer. :flowerforyou:

    I was like the energizer bunny today! :laugh:
  • isys5
    isys5 Posts: 213
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    thanks so much for posting your supplement info. I am not on meds and hoping to find help naturally and have been making great progress with how I feel but the lack of weight loss is pretty depressing after 5 months so hopefully your supplement info will help me soon too :) Will post an update if it does ;)
  • debbylee22
    debbylee22 Posts: 456 Member
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    HI isys5 ,
    Have you had your thyroid levels tested? You really will start feeling better right away with the coconut oil, if you're anything like me.